Mitsotakis: The main pillars of our foreign policy will not change

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to the migrants' shipwreck in Pylos in an interview broadcast on all national channels on Sunday.

He stated that "the migrant's issue is an extremely complex problem. Europe has changed policy and recognised that there can't be an asylum policy without the protection of the external borders. The steps taken appear to be closer to our country's position."

Asked about a possible meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mitsotakis underlined that "a meeting with Erdogan should not be special news" and characterised 'positive' development the meeting they will have in Vilnius when "he (Erdogan) did not want to meet me in the past".

He also said that the main pillars of our foreign policy will not change.

"Our country strengthens its position as factor of stability in the region; it builds alliances with new countries and continues to invest part of its wealth for its protection. I will not tell Mr. Erdogan what he should do with his Armed Forces and it is our undeniable right to strengthen the Greek Armed Forces," added the New Democracy leader.

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